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Rick Scott budget official and others vying for PSC opening

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Those vying for an open seat on the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) range from seemingly unqualified to having decades of regulatory experience. One of the contenders is Gov. Rick Scott‘s current deputy policy coordinator. Another comes recommended by a current state senator and a former University of Florida president. The state’s Office of Legislative Services on Thursday released copies of applications for the position on the board, which regulates and sets rates for the state’s investor-owned utilities. Eleven people applied, including Jeffrey S. Bragg, who most…

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Jimmie Smith endorses Mary Thomas in CD-2 race

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First-time candidate Mary Thomas, running for North Florida’s 2nd Congressional District, on Friday picked up the endorsement of state Rep. Jimmie T. Smith. “Mary Thomas is the only true conservative in the race,” said Smith, who chairs the Veteran & Military Affairs Subcommittee. “She has experience working for Gov. Rick Scott and experience working to support our military service members, our veterans and our senior citizens.” Smith, an Inverness Republican, served 20 years in the U.S. Army, including Operation Desert Storm. “Like me,…

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